But let's face the facts: none of us is ever going to sound exactly like Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Eric Clapton or George Harrison, so it's deceptive to say, Here are the rigs these great stars used; play this gear, and you'll sound just like them. Lire la première page
Très complet, clair et bien organisé, l'essentiel y est, richement commenté avec pas mal d'infos techniques et de photos de bonne qualité ou de dépliants publicitaires d'époque. Le CD en guise de cerise sur le gâteau est également une bonne surprise. Au fil des pages, on découvre des choses très intéressantes sur la genèse de certaines associations de matériels, mais ça manque peut-être un peu de vie, de relief tout de même : on aurait aimé des interviews, des exemples détaillés de configurations "live" avec documents et/ou schémas à l'appui.
Un très bon bouquin malgré tout qui permet d'avoir une bonne vue d'ensemble du sujet.
Allez, cinq étoiles pour le CD qui donne du panache à l'ensemble.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5Can't wait for the second edition...28 février 2006
Par Michael Amper - Publié sur Amazon.com
This is a great book, particularly if you are interested in guitar music pre-1980 or so. I can't help but feel, though, as if something is missing from the book, because so many setups that are now considered "classic" are missing. The most obvious oversight is think is the complete lack of coverage of the Roland Jazz Chorus JC-120 amplifier, one of the most important guitar amplifiers ever manufactured.
A close second is the omission of any information on Mesa/Boogie amplifiers, whose most "classic" proponent would probably be Carlos Santana. If the combination of a Paul Reed Smith guitar and any Mesa/Boogie amp isn't "classic" by now, it never will be! PRS actually play-tests all their guitars before they ship through a Mesa/Boogie amplifier.
It would also be nice to see some bass guitars and amplifiers in here, say, the Ampeg SVT, Trace Elliot SMX, and others. Ah well, maybe if there's ever a second edition...I'm sure if I thought about for a little longer, I could come up with even more examples that should be included.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5More than I expected28 avril 2007
Par Heritage Classics - Publié sur Amazon.com
I read Hunter's tube amp book and found his style and focus both unique and useful to those of us who are looking for info that is in many cases, difficult to find in a clear, organized format. Guitar tone is something that is more than just amplifiers and pickups so Hunter covers the effects of first, the guitar then the amps. I'm sure that there is some chance that your favorite guitar or amp isn't in here but many seminal ones are. If you really want to examine the subject; this is the best book yet.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Classic guitar & amp pairings in recent guitar history, well written without the normal dose of brand snobbery!2 février 2010
Par K. Ebaugh - Publié sur Amazon.com
This is the fifth Dave Hunter guitar book that I have purchased. The first was his book on tube amplifiers. I was quite impressed by the Tube Amp book; especially his writing style--clear and to the point without requiring an electronical engineering degree. This book on guitar rigs is no different. Dave Hunter took a trip down guitar memory lane and produced "time capsule" chapters on key guitar & amp pairings that seemed to best define the more influential electric guitar genres in recent music history. Probably a much more subjective narrative compared to his more technically related books (tube amps, effects, pick-ups, and electric guitars). I found myself asking why he didn't add certain guitars and/or amps in a few of the genres, but in the end I think he got it right. My favorite chapters dealt with R&B, Country, Jazz, and Chicago Blues but I also found the chapter on American Garage quite interesting; gotta love the Sears & Roebuck Silvetone guitar/amp combos--what a classic sound. Many will be disappointed that PRS, Mesa Boogie, Roland Chorus amps, and others didn't make the cut, but I felt his other guiter books covered those more boutique brands in favorable depth. Most guitarists will find the descriptions of each amp pairing quite informative and will no doubt help them refine/develop the tone they are seaking in their own "six-string & amp" pairing. His CDs never seem to do much for me, but that is not the strength of each of his books. Dave Hunter clearly has a solid grasp on the technical aspects of amp/guitar design, however, he presents his wealth of guitar knowlege in a precise and readible manner. Check out your local magazine stand and you'll find Dave Hunter is a columnist in a few guitar magazines. His information is well researched and he remains current concerning recent industry developments. Highly recommended!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5You wanna hear some magical sounds?22 mai 2005
Par Bruce A. Dunkle - Publié sur Amazon.com
This is a fantastic book. Dave Hunter is also a great writer. I personally have always dug the guitar/amp combinations of my favorite bands. If you are a "gearhead" this book is a must. Hunter really does a great job covering different generes of guitar music-surf, blues, british sound, jazz, and a fantastic chapter on garage sound. The CD that accompanies the book is killer in both dynamics and sound-goose bumps!!
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4.0 étoiles sur 5Understand why your guitar sounds like it does30 septembre 2005
Par Thor Dybvad - Publié sur Amazon.com
A very interesting book. It takes you an an interesting journey through the history of this little darling of ours, the electric guitar with accessories.
It is not just a description of the classic guitar/amp combos, but an in-depth explanation of which elements in the sound chain that affects your output sound, and why.
Unfortunately most of the readers have already bought their guitars and amps before reading this book, but remember, there's always place for one more combo in your den.